Monday, November 30, 2009


help! Go Fug Yourself and the Fashion Police took the weekend off and only had BLAH shots of katie holmes and jennifer aniston today. i mean, seriously! they could substitute any pic of JA and i'd have the same ho-hum response. and katie just didn't have time after fighting with tom and splashing her face with cold water to do her hair and makeup. just saying, that's what it looks like.

this is my vicarious life, we gotta do better, folks! you feel me? f'reels!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

red-letter day

i opened a new deodorant stick. and the entire nation gave thanks. MLIA.

so, it's Thanksgiving

i'm thankful for little tiny candy canes. mm.

i'm thankful that the "thankful" posts are done!

i'm thankful for the Macy's T-Day Parade. even though i never get to watch it.

i'm thankful that it's FINALLY officially the Christmas season so i don't have to Bah-Humbug all the stupid false-starters.

i'm truly thankful for my sisters. (mum goes without saying, but just in case, i'm thankful for you, mum.)

and i'm thankful for my virtual sisters. friends are family you make for yourself.

i'm thankful i knew i'd hate doing this every day and saved up to post all my thankfulness at once.

i'm thankful for my kids. even the ones i curse at. (now i've got you wondering, right?)

and i'm thankful for fun colors in my blog.

Happy T-Day! try to be thankful, and if you can't be truly thankful, be glad i'm done with this post! hahahahahahaha.

Monday, November 23, 2009

who doesn't love ladybugs?

when we moved to our home in Lewisville in August 2002, the house had evidence of prior ladybug infestation - lots of yellowed dead shells in window sills etc. we moved from that house 6 years later and had never had a problem with ladybugs.

the house on hassle street (one disaster after another) had some ladybugs when we moved in late september. as the weather cooled, they came inside, and even when they're in your hair and on your ceilings and everywhere, you feel bad for them because they're dying and so cute. LOTS of dead ladybugs right now, and they've been around obviously for 2 months.

my Sweet Precious Darling Lolly has started preschool and LOVES the eensy-weensy spider song. we sing it regularly. today i was singing it to her, and got to the spider climbing up the spout again, when she interrupted and said it was a LADYBUG! i love watching her little mind work.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


i'm gaga.

if you have a Krispy Kreme store near you, get up and go get a pumpkin doughnut. MMmmMMmmMM!

if you don't have one, i'm sorry.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

my week

oh my.

before i start whining, i must say that my last 3 years have been one crisis after another, and i'm ready for all that to be over with. can we all just tell the universe to comply? thanks.

but it isn't ALL whining. a week ago today, LaLa started preschool. it's one morning a week and she LOVES it. no separation anxiety, nothing. and she's never been left this long - babysitting is RARE, and she's alone here with no one she knows. immediate transition. *sigh* woke up late today and went right in, no hesitation. and she is ANGELA now, tyvm, at least when she's at school. calls herself Lolly the rest of the time.

#1 son got his report card also last Tuesday. he failed two classes and has become my slave and bond servant until the marks come up. the 3 years of stress haven't been easy on any of us.

both sons have whined their way out of 8-10 days of school before the first term ended. #1 doesn't do his makeup work, doesn't hand his homework in reliably, and thus failed two classes. that is the entire reason.

so he got a couple of tongue-lashings and is now my laundry dude. because he's grounded from computer until at least december, so he may as well spend his time productively.

#2 son has been fighting a urinary tract infection for MONTHS. so i got him in to see a pediatric urologist friday. their take on the sitch is that he likely NEVER had an INFECTION. but he doesn't drink enough. we're doing further workup with x-rays and ultrasounds, but pushing fluids. he also has always had a problem with constipation which can place pressure on the bladder and make it irritable (thus the pain), so we're pushing fluids AND exercise. going back to duke this friday to get scans.

DH wants to go to philadelphia for christmas but the plan as it stands is simply un-doable for me. no deets, sorry, i'll get too irritated. he says he doesn't understand but he often says that when he doesn't WANT to understand.

so, my schedule was to work last week. to take off tues/wed and work sat/sun. guess when i remembered? sunday at 2 p.m. while running errands. got home at 4 and crashed (errands can wear a girl out!). groveled monday. working this weekend. so my penance for not working last weekend is to get 2 days off immediately - today and tomorrow! wild.

and how could i forget? my october weekend was later because of our trip in early oct. for nephew's wedding. then we've been swamped and i've worked on weekend days i wasn't scheduled. so it was too soon in my mind for another weekend. and with the week i had, keeping myself going at ALL was next to impossible.

so. good news? we didn't burn the full 100 gallons of fuel oil this month and can afford to eat for the next month! whee! (i'm ordering more while i'm feeling good about it because we KNOW we'll burn it up before spring.)

Monday, November 16, 2009

my latest discovery

MY LIFE IS AVERAGE. keeps me laughing all day long. true stories? who cares! sometimes a little contrived? still hilarious! go check them out. you know you want to. MLIA.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


can i just say, that didn't come out like it wanted it to, and MULTIPLE attempts at editing have been fruitless? it was really cute on the "preview" page, but then on the "publish" page, lumpy. there ya go.

selfless postings

i know. it's hard to believe how selfless i am. i share because i care. and also because it gets me MULTIPLE ADDITIONAL ENTRIES in the giveaways. (it's clear i've been reading Seriously, So Blessed, from its influence on my post today. enjoy, and thank TAMN!)


today's giveaway: Southern Magnolia Minerals (that's the giveaway linky). their website (that's the link to it) is GAWJUSS, and i'm excited about trying some of their stuff. [warning - it will PLAY MUSIC AT YOU. i hate that.]

my face could use a break, and some new makeup is just the break it needs, right? i know. many of my family sells Mary Kay and i used to but i just couldn't SELL 24/7/365 and putting on makeup EVERY DAY? bummer. i hate sales because i have to be ON and i have to give up my family time. *sigh* but the point was, they won't try it, probably. but my loyal followers deserve to read this, right? i'm so fractious today, i apologize.

so i'll be getting me a starter kit if i don't win it, and i'll blog again about how it works! (better than blogging about DH's birthday, which i totally dropped the ball on, i know. shut up. luv u!)

Thursday, November 05, 2009


the folks at AGE have done it again. you will be so hungry after clicking this link. i'm warning you now.

it's a bakery that delivers and you won't believe the stuff they sell. honestly, if i'd seen this before DH's birthday, i'd have bought HIS cake through them. it would have been for me, yes, but so what?

my favorite item, though is the chocolate AND vanilla cake. the chocolate cake is gorgeous, but the contrast in this just makes my mouth water.

grab a glass of milk and enjoy browsing!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

what the?

i was upstairs reading last night when i heard the television from downstairs. wal-mart has a commercial on that started singing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year."

WTF? hell no! it is NOT the most wonderful time of the year YET! it's barely November! i do my best to enjoy the extended christmas season because i can't make retailers wait until it's REALLY the christmas season before they start pushing it. but no, no, and hell, no, it isn't that time yet! at least have the decency not to put that song on until it IS the most wonderful time of the year!